COLUMBUS, Ohio Alex Wimmers’ no-hitter Saturday, May 2, against Michigan has earned the sophomore from Cincinnati and Archbishop Moeller High School a handful of Big Ten and national awards and accolades. The 14-strikeout, nine-inning gem he spun while facing just one batter over the minimum has earned Wimmers the following awards this week:

  • “Louisville Slugger” National Player of the Week (for the second time this season);
  • National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Pro-Line Athletic National Pitcher of the Week;
  • Big Ten Conference Pitcher of the Week (for the fourth time this season);
  • College Baseball Foundation & Hall of Fame’s National All-Star Lineup (for the third time); and
  • USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Spotlight Player of the Week.

The effort against Michigan, Wimmers’ sixth game of 10-or-more strikeouts, improved his record to 8-1 on the season and lowered his earned run average and opposing batting average to 2.75 and a Big Ten-low .193, respectively. His 14 strikeouts upped his “K” total to a Big Ten high 103 this season, making him only the ninth Buckeye with 100 or more strikeouts in a season and the first since Josh Newman, now in the Kansas City Royals’ organization, struck out 100 in 2004.

The no-hitter was the best so far of a season of bests for No. 14. Here’s a snapshot look at some of the performances that have helped Wimmers to be an All-American candidate and on the National Pitcher of the Year watch list, an award sponsored by the College Baseball Foundation and Mizuno:

Date and Opponent………….IP   H  R  ER  BB  SO  W/L
Feb. 20 vs. Notre Dame……..6.0  4  0   0   3   7  W
March 13 vs. Pittsburgh…….9.0  6  3   3   2  15  W
*March 20 vs. Indiana………9.0  5  0   0   0  14  W
#April 10 vs. Michigan State..9.0  2  1   1   2  11  W
$May 2 vs. Michigan………..9.0  0  0   0   4  14  W

*Held Hoosiers to five singles
#Carried no-hitter into the eighth inning
$First nine-inning no-hitter in Ohio State history